Friday, October 24, 2008

Cavendish Update 10/24/08

This issue of the Cavendish Update is made possible by the Cavendish Community and Conservation Association (CCCA), a non-profit membership organization that is dedicated to the conservation of land and natural resources and to the preservation of historic sites within the context of sustainable economic growth. FMI: PO Box 605, Cavendish VT 05142 or 802-226-7736

The Cavendish Update Contains
1. Cavendish Update on-line
2. CHS Speaker’s Bureau: We Need Your Help
3. Proctorville Townhouses Are More Affordable
4. Meet the Candidates Night 10/28/08 in Cavendish

1. Cavendish Update On-line & Other Information
To make the Cavendish Update as user friendly as possible, it is now being posted on-line at The site will contain archived issues, starting with Oct. 17 (last week’s post).

Unless there is a special notice or information needs to get out sooner, posts are sent on Friday of each week. If you have something you want posted, please send it by Thursday noon. If it’s an emergency, don’t hesitate to call 226-7807.

The Update is supported by the Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) and CCCA. You can support the continuation of the Cavendish Update by sending tax-free contributions to both organizations as follows. Be sure to indicate that your donation is to be used to support the Cavendish Update.

PO Box 605
Cavendish, VT 05142

PO Box 472
Cavendish, VT 05142

If you would like to be a sponsor of the Cavendish Update, please contact or call (8020 226-7807.

2. CHS Speaker’s Bureau: We Need Your Help
The Cavendish Historical Society is putting together a Speakers Bureau so that we can provide speakers, demonstrations and workshops to organizations and groups that are interested in some aspect of Cavendish history. We are covering a broad change of topics-from archeology to storytelling. If you can take pictures, weave, churn butter, tell stories about what Cavendish was once like, play an instrument, tell tall tales or have an expertise in business, art, music or another field, please take a minute and fill out the survey form below and e-mail it to


Areas of expertise:

Availability (time of day and what days are best for you):

Do you require a fee? If yes,

Best time and way to contact you:

3. Proctorsville Townhouses Are More Affordable
Rockingham Area Community Land Trust (RACLT) announces new financing available for the Proctorsville Townhouses. In addition the purchase price is now $135,000. The town homes are located on the beautiful Proctorsville Green. Construction was completed in February, 2008.

No down-payment is needed to buy these homes as the State of Vermont is providing down-payment grants to qualified buyers. Also Vermont Housing Financing Agency (VHFA) is offering a 4.75%, 30 year fixed with 0% soft-second mortgage until December 2008. $1500 towards closing costs is all that a buyer needs to invest. This will provide a very affordable monthly payment so that working Vermonters can afford to buy a home.

The homes meet the highest energy-efficiency standards set by the federal government and have been awarded 5 Star Plus ENERGY STAR Home Energy Rating Certificates. Homeowners will experience approximately 43% lower heating and electricity costs compared to the average home. As energy costs rise, it’s increasingly important to have a home that is as energy-efficient as possible. These ENERGY STAR–qualified homes provide consistent temperatures between rooms and improved indoor air quality and thus are more comfortable and healthier than typical homes.

A low mortgage payment in combination with low energy costs make these newly constructed homes less expensive to own then typical, older, lower-priced homes.

Four two-bedroom townhouses are available now for purchase. The first floor offers a spacious living room, dining room and conveniently designed kitchen, with two bedrooms upstairs. In addition, a patio and exterior storage are included. These townhouses provide homeowners access to local amenities which include shopping, public transportation and recreational activities.

The homes will be kept “perpetually affordable” under the Trust’s Homeland program sponsored by Vermont Housing and Conservation Board.

FMI: Cindy Gagnier at (802) 885-1856

4. Meet the Candidates Night 10/28/08 in Cavendish
Meet the Candidates Night at the Cavendish Town Elementary School on Tuesday, October 28th at 7:00 p.m.. Each of the candidates for the Vermont House and Senate seats that represent Cavendish have been invited to give his or her positions on a variety of issues and will answer questions from the floor. Running for State Senate are Mark A. Blanchard, Kent Butterfield, John Campbell, Ethan Foster, Richard ‘Dick’ McCormack, Alice W. Nitka, and Kirk Sparkman. Running for the State House of Representatives is Ernest Shand and Edward J. Williams. All citizens are invited to meet the candidates. For those who cannot attend the session, it will be televised on LPCTV. This event is sponsored by CCCA. FMI: Will Hunter at 226-7852.

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